HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Frederik Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 2 (Askenase)

The playing of Stefan Askenase (1896-1985) was a marvel of tender poetry, subtle rubato, and lucid clarity. If your models for piano playing are the cool efficiency of Pollini or the theatrical thunder of Horowitz, you may find Askenase’s manner too polite and small-scale. But if you prefer delicate shimmer and sparkle to empty glitter, and if you are seeking lyric grace of enormous subtlety, then Askenase is a must-hear.

# Composer: Frederik Chopin
# Performer: Stefan Askenase
# Orchestra:
Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Leopold Ludwig
# Vinyl (1963)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Size: 956 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

Analyzed folder: /96k Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 2 – Askenase
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR14        -0.85 dB     -19.53 dB     A1 Konzert Fuer Klavier Und Orchester Nr. 2 F-Moll Op. 21 – 1. Maestoso.wav
DR13        -2.87 dB     -22.31 dB     A2 Konzert Fuer Klavier Und Orchester Nr. 2 F-Moll Op. 21 – 2. Larghetto.wav
DR14        -1.08 dB     -19.19 dB     B1 Konzert Fuer Klavier Und Orchester Nr. 2 F-Moll Op. 21 – 3. Allegro Vivace.wav
DR14        -0.91 dB     -17.90 dB     B2 Polonaise Nr. 6 As-Dur Op. 53.wav
DR12        -2.54 dB     -17.25 dB     B3 Polonaise Nr. 3 A-Dur Op. 40 Nr. 1.wav
Number of files:    5
Official DR value:    DR13

Ripping Info


If You hear some clicks and pops here and there, Who cares?
Id rather have a few light anomalies instead of destroying the music.
Enjoy the music, not the ticks & pops.
I tend more and more, in the last time, to de-click with an automatic setting between 0.7 and 1.2 so you can say, my rips are like half rough rips.

  • Software: iZotope RX 4 Advanced, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Very light de-clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removing, no de-noising
  • DR-Analisys before converting to Flac
  • Converting Wave -> Flac: Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Artwork: Sony Alpha 350, Epson Perfection V750 Pro, Photoshop CS 5.5

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